Colony 7 is an arcade shooter game by Taito Corporation released in 1981 that is in many ways a combination of two of the most popular shoot 'em up games of the time, containing elements of both Taito's own Space Invaders and Atari's Missile Command.
The main innovation of Colony 7 was its extended weaponry arsenal. This gave the player the choice to change between several different weapons, with each one needing to be purchased separately as microtransactions through the arcade coin slot.
1 Player Start 1 2 Players Start 2 Coin 1 5 Tilt T P1 Up UP P1 Down DOWN P1 Left LEFT P1 Right RIGHT P1 Button 1 LCONTROL or Mouse B1 P1 Button 2 LALT or Mouse B3 P1 Button 3 SPACE or Mouse B2
May 15, 2019 Subject:
Like Missile Command? You'll like this.
Kind of a cross between Missile Command and Atlantis (which was kind of an MC clone itself), Colony 7 is the kind of good arcade fun you could only get in the early '80s. I like the fact that it's challenging but not so much that beginners can't pick it up easily.